I have used Phonak for years, but recently disenchanted with Brio from Costco. I admit that it may be with Costco personnel’s ability (or inability?) to resolve issues. Issues are decaying hearing over last year or so with left ear far worse / profound loss than right and right decaying. Biggest problems show up in various settings, but especially with hearing and understanding (word comprehension) in normal conversation with wife/friends, watching and understanding speech on tv, and particularly in noisy environments (restaurants). In restaurants it seems that everything is of same amplification and runs together. Watching tv is improved with tv link, but I still find myself fiddling volume control constantly, trying to find less fuzziness/ distortion. I have read comparisons of these two devices on this forum, and I have read many of your comments.
I am still undecided between these two devices (or another) and am looking to your comments to help before taking a $3K to 4K dive for new HAs. Do any of you have same /all issues and found good HA solution? Do any of you use these HAs with full molds (has been recommended to me)? It appears to me that Oticon Opn maybe less effective in noisy environments…or can you adjust on the fly to attain a better solution?. It appears that Resound has more self controllable options via phone program or other. Is this helpful in working one’s way through various environments? It appears that there are similar optional accessories, but not clear which are best dollar for performance tradeoffs. Can you help? I am sure I have many more questions, and hope not to sound like a “laundry lister”. I do hope you can help with personal experience based answers/comments. Thank you in advance.